Malmo vs Shakhtar Donetsk 10/21/2015 UEFA Champions League Preview,Odds & Previews
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Malmo
Wednesday 21st October 2015 14:45(ET)
The Line: Malmo 7/2 Draw 14/5 Shakhtar Donetsk 17/20 See the Latest Odds
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Big game for both teams here as both Malmo and Shakhtar have no points from their two games and already trail PSG and Real by six points. Shakhtar are the bigger of the two teams and the favourites here but they have suffered hevaier defeats to their more illustrious oppoenents that Malmo did. With that said Shakhtar won a big top of the table clash in the Ukraine at the weekend and have one of the most inform strikers in the world in Teixeira who has netted sixteen goals in eleven games this season and is quickly replacing Luiz Adriano as "the next big thing Brazilian" to come through the ranks at Shakhtar.
Malmo themselves have tactically tried to be difficult to beat and in both the games agains PSG and Real they stifled their opponents for long periods without actually being able to make much headway offensively. They did though limit the chances Real had and the 2-0 scorelines is somewhat misleading as Ronaldo and co only scored the second in stoppage time. I think that Malmo will again be defensively minded and while they may look at this game as one they can win they will be wary of Shakhtar's terrific counter attack.
I see this one as a game Shakhtar must win, while I dont really fancy them at the prices being listed I have found difficulty in finding any value in this market. Instead I am going to take both teams to score. This is a game that could go either way and while I think Shakhtar's great experience will get them the win I'm not willing to take them at these short odds.